In accordance with the duties legally defined, the DRCN shall ensure the management of museological institutions and provide technical support to museums integrated in the Portuguese Museum Network. 
The DRCN has under his tutelage the following museums:

The DRCN understands as a mission for its museums, the establishment of access conditions to all publics in a perspective of increasing the sensitivity of taste and judgment, knowing that the collections gather experiences and diverse enriching human meanings.

It is also part of our mission, promoting research collections and the knowledge derived from them, creating rich interpretive materials that enable the development of cultural, educational and recreational, as instruments for the integral development of Man.